When a parent dies or a parent fails to meet their responsibilities as a parent, the parent that is actually taking responsibility for the child may adopt such as a grandparent, aunt/uncle or step parent.
- In order to have a good chance to be able to persuade the court that grandparents or other related rights are truly in the best interest of the child, it is wise to have an attorney help navigate the issues and arguments. We have strong expertise in these areas.
- Often times domestic relations is an area of the law that people are most unfamiliar with and is generally a time in one’s life that is filled with high levels of emotion and uncertainty. It is an area of one’s life that cannot be planned for; yet, if and when these issues arise, the importance of having a good advocate on your side is critical.
- Domestic Relations can be defined as any matter that touches or concerns your family. This can encompass matters such as divorce, custody, visitation, support, alimony, complex financial matters involved with dissolution of a marriage, and co-parenting plans. However, domestic relations also includes child support matters, visitation issues, paternity (recognizing or establishing a parental relationship, visitation, custody and support), post-divorce custody modification and/or contempt proceedings (violations concerning court orders), Grandparent Visitation Rights, Adoption (contested or uncontested step-parent adoption), and Guardianships (incapacitated adult or minor children).
- The domestic relations attorneys at Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik, PLLC, offer 50 years of professional and personal experience that can guide you successfully through this difficult area of the law and even more difficult time in your life. You can count on us to provide caring and compassionate legal counsel throughout your case.